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The Ends Have Arrived

Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
Cell (Impact Factor: 33.12). 12/2009; 139(6):1038-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.11.033
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ABSTRACT The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider, and Jack Szostak for their contributions to our understanding of how the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes, telomeres, are replicated by a specialized reverse transcriptase, telomerase. I present a personal view of the telomere field, putting the contributions of these three Nobel laureates into historical context.

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